WAGiLabs are social innovation incubators for kids’ ideas. Especially for kids in elementary schools and in after-school programs.
We provide an open-source curriculum, train-the-teacher sessions, and a collaborative community for kids to develop and implement their socially innovative ideas.
WAGiLabs is also committed to funding 8000 kids’ ideas at $250 per idea in a global “Ideas for Humanity” Challenge.
An INNOVATION is a new idea that helps overcome a challenge. Social innovation helps overcome a challenge that affects people, e.g., by reducing costs, helping people in need, or improving community life. Put simply: social innovation is making a change in the world for good. It’s doing better, together.
A social kidpreneur is any kid who uses Curiosity, Connection, and Courage to come up with great ideas to solve challenges in his or her community or in the world.
- Discovering your passions
- “Walking in the shoes of others”
- Practicing empathy
- Being a detective
- Uncovering needs and problems
- Thinking like an inventor
- Teaming up with other kids
- Brainstorming in teams
- Sharing ideas with those who can help
- Responding to feedback
- Revising ideas
- Building and testing prototypes
- Designing a pitch presentation
- Pitching ideas at GuppyTank
- Turning ideas into actions
- Being resilient while overcoming obstacles
- Establishing a network of kidpreneurs
- Playing it forward
Anything is Pawsible…
Here’s what else we believe:
Kids are always curious, feel deep empathy and fearlessly churn out ideas. By cultivating these natural tendencies, we help them become visionary leaders with a flexible and collaborative mindset.
The urge to invent is contagious, and the bug to become a future social entrepreneur is “caught not taught” when kids are young, especially between the ages of 8-11.
Today’s globalization means more competition. Competitive markets demand more and better ideas, plus the skills to collaborate on ideas.
Jobs that are disappearing today will be re-created or reinvented by kids tomorrow.
Finally, we believe in leaving WAGi footprints that will become a pathway to invention for kids around the world to follow.